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Making The Most Of Your Travel Budget

HOW TO TRAVEL A CHEAP PASSPORT How We Get Around According to the U.S. Department of Transportation,' here's how people get around when they go on a trip: 90.7% 6.4% 1.8% 0.9% by car by plane by bus by train By plane, train and bus, the average cost of travelling 100 miles comes out to?: Plane: Train: Bus: $8.63 $11.56 $4.92 Personal cars vary widely in fuel economy, dramatically affecting cost. Generally, however, the break-even point between flying and driving is between 100 AND 300 MILES³ Shorter distances tend to be cheaper to drive; longer distances are cheaper (and faster!) to fly. Let Your Dollars Take You Farther Even after you've decided what mode of transportation to take, there are many ways to minimize the money you spend. Flights are cheapest on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays..4 When looking for an airfare bargain, make sure to start at least 14 DAYS5 ..and most expensive on before the flight. This is when airlines usually stop selling their cheapest tickets. Fridays and Sundays." On average, the best time to check ticket prices is SEAT 14A Tuesday at 3 p.m. EST. SEAT 14A This is RNARDING PASS GATE B when airlines BOARDING PASS 012345 67890 release the SAMPLE TEXT 2345 6789 FUGHT most sales. DATE CLASS If you're driving, you can increase your fuel efficiency by.. 6 Replacing an old air filter Removing 100 Ibs. of weight Removing your roof-top cargo box 10% 1% 25% Environmental Savings You also might want to factor environmental costs into your travel calculations. In that case, driving or flying might not be the way to go. 11% MORE TICKET fuel-efficient RAILWAY than planes Traveling by rail, for example, exerts a 31% MORE smaller environmental cost. Amtrak fuel-efficient estimates that trains are than cars? Meanwhile, the International Council on Clean Transportation has found that busses might be the most fuel-efficient form of travel, getting 152 passenger miles per gallon® References 1 Table 1. Holiday Travel by Selected Trip Characteristics: 2001| Bureau of Transportation Statistics. (n.d.). Retrieved April 3, 2015, from avel/html/table_01.html 2 The GoEuro Transport Price Index. (n.d.). Retrieved April 3, 2015, from 3 McCredie, S. (n.d.). Is it smarter (and cheaper) to fly or drive? Retrieved April 3, 2015, from Seaney, R. (2014, October 14). Cheapest days to fly and best time to buy airline tickets | FareCompare. Retrieved April 3, 2015, from 5 Schlick, C. (2013, September). How do airlines set prices? Retrieved April 3, 2015, from 6 Driving More Efficiently. (n.d.). Retrieved April 3, 2015, from 7 Travel Green with Amtrak. (n.d.). Retrieved April 3, 2015, from 8 Kwan, I. (2013, September 19). Planes, trains, and automobiles: counting carbon. Retrieved April 3, 2015, from O NetCredit A MORE PERSONAL LOAN

Making The Most Of Your Travel Budget

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After you’ve decided where you’re going on your trip, the most important decision is how you’re going to get there. Different modes of transportation have different pros and cons, and understand...




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